From romantic spring flower festivals to the miraculous sea parting festival, the month of May in Korea is filled with plenty of wonderful festivals.

Check out all ongoing and upcoming festivals and events for May 2021 in South Korea and find the perfect fest with our festival guide!

1. Taean Tulip Festival 2022

  • Date: April 9 ~ May 9, 2022
  • Location: Taean County, Chungcheongnam-do Province (western part of Korea)

Immerse yourself in 1.5 million tulips and other spring flowers!

Recognized as one of the World’s Top 5 Tulip Festivals by the World Tulip Summit Society (WTSS), Taean Tulip Festival is by far the largest tulip festival in South Korea. While you can appreciate the beautiful tulips and spring flowers during the day, you can enjoy a fantastic array of impressive light displays at night!

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2. Garden of Morning Calm Spring Flower Festival 2022

  • Date: Apr 16 ~ May 22, 2022
  • Location: Gapyeong County, Gyeonggi-do Province (mid-western part of Korea)

Come and see the stunning gardens of colorful spring flowers at the Garden of Morning Calm, which is one of the most beloved gardens that offer fantastic flowers all year round.

If you’re planning a nice spring day out to Gapyeong County, visit Nami Island, Petite France, Strawberry Farm, and/or Rail Park as well as the Garden of Morning Calm. Since the attractions are located close to each other, you can easily add a few more to your day trip itinerary.

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3. Nami Island Cherry Blossom Festival 2022

  • Date: Apr 9 ~ May 1, 2021
  • Location: Nami Island, Gangwon-do Province (mid-eastern part of Korea)

Nami Island is a half-moon-shaped island, where you can perfectly escape from busy city life and enjoy the breezy weather. You can walk along the lush green island underneath the picturesque cherry blossoms. It is also a famous filming location for many K-dramas, such as Winter Sonata.

During Nami Island Cherry Blossom Festival, you can enjoy nostalgic spring music and a lot of good food & Nami craft beer from day till night. Don’t miss this unique and romantic chance to dive into cherry blossoms from dusk till night!

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4. Boseong Green Tea Festival

  • Date: The festival is canceled this year due to the pandemic, but visiting is still allowed.
  • Location: Boseong County, Jeollanam-do Province (southwestern part of Korea)

Prepare to be stunned by the endless stretches of green tea fields covering the entire hillside of Boseong Green Tea Plantation! Selected as one of the “31 Beautiful Sights on This Incredible Planet” by CNN, this breathtaking natural scenery awaits you in Boseong Green Tea Festival.

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5. Goyang International Flower Festival

  • Date: Apr 22 ~ Apr 26, 2022 (The festival has been moved to April this year)
  • Location: Goyang, Gyeonggi-do Province (mid-western part of Korea)

Goyang International Flower Festival (International Horticulture Goyang Korea) is one of the largest flower exhibitions in the world. This year, more than 200 teams from 25 countries will showcase their special flowers. It is a great chance to watch the award-winning flower decoration and see the highlight of the festival, which is the grand outdoor gardens.

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6. Damyang Bamboo Festival

  • Date: The festival is canceled this year due to the pandemic.
  • Location: Damyang, Jeollanam-do Province (south-western part of Korea)

Juknokwon (Bamboo Garden) is the best spot in Damyang to enjoy the bamboo forest. At Damyang Bamboo Festival, you can celebrate what bamboo can bring to the table as well as interact with beautiful nature. Afterward, you will get to walk along the Metasequoia Road, breathing the fresh air, and head down to the Meta Provence where you will come across a cute French-inspired village.

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7. Hwangmaesan Mountain Royal Azalea Festival

  • Date: The festival is canceled this year due to the pandemic.
  • Location: Mt. Hwangmaesan, Gyeongsangnam-do

Hwangmaesan Mountain Royal Azalea Festival is an annual festival held at Hwangmaesan County Park. Come admire the Korean native royal azalea. You will be amazed by the beautiful scenery of thousands of royal azalea covering the mountain.  Also, CNN chose the festival as ’50 Beautiful Places to Visit in Korea.’ Don’t you want to pay a visit here?

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